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Fatal crash closes part of I-86 EB in Cuba

CUBA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A fatal crash has shut down part of I-86 near Cuba. The eastbound lanes in that area will be closed for an undetermined amount of time, Cuba police say. "There will be increased traffic flow through the Town and Village for the better part of this morning and possibly into this a

WIVB - 2018-03-20 11:09:13

POLICE: Woman drove drunk with infant in car

CHAFFEE, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Chaffee woman is facing Leandra's Law charges after State Police say she was driving drunk with her five-month-old daughter in the car. 32-year-old Heather Gearman was pulled over by Troopers Sunday around 1:00 p.m. on Liberty Street in the Village of Arcade. Police say she

WKBW-TV - 2018-03-19 14:17:58

Police reports 3/20/18: Friendship man charged for fourth time in 2018

CUBA - A Friendship man has been charged for the fourth time this year. Kevin J. Tyler, 46, of Friendship, was charged by the Cuba Police Department at 5:30 p.m. Sunday with second-degree criminal contempt, a class A misdemeanor. Cuba police did not provide any additional details. He was charged Feb

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-03-20 03:39:00

Vehicle crashes into Burger King restaurant

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A vehicle crashed into the Burger King at the corner of Delaware Ave. and Sheridan Dr. It is not clear what caused the crash, but Town of Tonawanda police were seen responding to the restaurant. News 4 will provide more information as soon as it is available.

WIVB - 2018-03-19 18:07:28

Police: Driver who hit 4 parked cars had BAC more than 4 times legal limit

A driver who police said crashed into four parked cars Sunday morning on Buffalo's West Side is accused of having a blood-alcohol content more than four times the legal limit, according to a police report. Law Bleh, 38, faces driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI charges following his arrest

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-19 15:52:38

Chautauqua County man charged with DWI with kids aboard

A Clymer man was charged with driving while intoxicated with children in the vehicle, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies said. Johnathan D. Whitney, 39, was pulled over for a driving infraction shortly before midnight Saturday on Route 474 in French Creek. Sheriff's deputies found him to be intoxi

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-18 19:23:43

West Seneca School Board to appoint Bystrak superintendent next week

West Seneca School Board plans to give interim Superintendent Matthew Bystrak the job permanently next week. West Seneca School Board members plan to appoint Matthew Bystrak as the permanent superintendent at their next meeting. The board announced last month in a letter to the community signed by a

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-03-19 19:50:44

Fire destroys barn at Smith's Maple Farm, closes for Maple Festival weekend

NORTH BOSTON, N.Y. (WKBW) - An overnight fire destroyed a barn at Smith's Maple Farm in Town of Boston. According to the North Boston Fire Company, 13 different agencies responded to the fire call. Crews were able contain the fire in time to save a shack where maple syrup is created and stored. Offi


Police reports 3/17/18: Two minors arrested on felony sex charges

Two local male juveniles were arrested on felony sex-related charges this week, according to New York State Police. An unidentified 12-year-old Belmont male was charged at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday with first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony. Charges stem from an initial report made to state police M


Olean Police Make Two Drug Arrests

OLEAN, NY - City police arrested two men on drug charges Wednesday. The cases were not related. Police said Christopher A. Winship, 33, of Little Valley was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance for allegedly selling methamphetamine.


Three children, driver escape from rear exit of school bus that caught fire in Cattaraugus County

Three children and a bus driver safely escaped from this school bus which caught fire Friday morning in Machias in Cattaraugus County, State Police said. (New York State Police) Three children and a bus driver safely escaped from a school bus that caught fire Friday morning in Machias in Cattaraugus


Pair Charged After Drugs Found During Parole Check

Charged were 45-year-old Dennis L. Penhollow II and 31-year-old Patricia M. Raynor after police helped New York State parole during a visit of the pair's 302 Allen St. residence. The visit occurred around 8 a.m., Jamestown police said Thursday in a press release. Raynor was reportedly found in poss


Drug dealer found with heroin, fentanyl and coke pleads to four felonies

A three-time felon who was arrested in January 2017 pleaded guilty in Erie County Court to four more felonies, all related to a large-scale drug operation. Welton Miles pleaded guilty to four felony drug charges. Welton Miles, 38, has been jailed since his arrest, when the Erie County Sheriff's Offi


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


West Valley School Board of Education votes 4-2 to approve Lawton as superintendent

WEST VALLEY - The West Valley School Board of Education on Monday voted by a 4-2 tally to approve Eric Lawton to continue to serve as the district's superintendent for the next three years. The board met for an hour in executive session prior to the vote, which appoints Lawton to serve as superinten


Police reports 3/16/18: Little Valley man charged with rape

CUBA - The Cuba Police Department announced the arrest of a Little Valley man on a rape charge Thursday afternoon. Richard Baek, 27, of Little Valley, was charged at approximately 1 p.m. with third-degree rape, a class E felony. No other information was provided by Cuba Police. Baek was processed an


City Man Found With Crystal Meth During Traffic Stop

A Jamestown man was jailed Wednesday after he was found with crystal methamphetamine, the Jamestown Police Department said. Jeremy S. Gross, 30, was taken into custody after he was observed around 6:30 p.m. by police exiting a Delaware Avenue residence he was ordered to stay away from due to an ord


Another Olean Elks Lodge official charged with embezzling funds

OLEAN - For the second time in just over three months, an Olean Elks Lodge official has been charged with embezzling funds from the West State Street service club. Diane M. Kasperski, a former secretary of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 491, was charged Tuesday with petit larc


Olean High School student arrested for making school threat

CITY OF OLEAN, N.Y. (WKBW) - A 14-year-old student has been arrested and charged with third degree menacing for making a school threat. According to police, a female student made verbal threats against Olean High following yesterday's "Walkout out for Awareness" event held to bring attention to scho


Tractor-trailer rollover on Route 219 in Springville

SPRINGVILLE, NY - A rollover accident involving a tractor-trailer has closed down a stretch of Route 219. The 219 is closed at Route 39 due to the accident. We have reached out to the Erie County Sheriff's Office and are waiting to hear back. SPRINGVILLE, NY - A rollover accident involving a tracto